As further reported by the New American, it is a secret so-called trade agreement that is on track to be completed by the end of 2013. Or at least, it is expected that President Obama will call on Congress to approve the TPP in early 2014.
The Canadian Free Press quotes William F. Jasper, an author and a senior editor of The New American, who calls the TPP “bigger and more dangerous than ObamaCare”; noting that “In November 2009, President Obama announced his intention to have the United States participate in a so-called trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. I say "so-called" trade agreement because 80 percent of the proposed agreement deals with a great many issues beside trade," deeming it “an all-out assault on our national sovereignty.”
Even The Huffington Post is warning of the ramifications of this secret legislation, reporting that the result of its passage could be the criminalization of small-scale copyright infringement, and households being disconnected from the internet under laws that punish unauthorized downloading. Internet providers would be forced to do more monitoring of their subscribers, and it would be easier for governments to remove websites, critics say. And RawStory.com provided this scary little tidbit: Ongoing talks between Vice President Joe Biden, who was in Asia earlier this month, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker focused on the President's push to convince Congress to offer him Trade Promotion Authority — which would allow him to fast-track trade deals through Congress --- and I'm assuming that authority would include keeping Congress and the American people out of the process.
So where is the MSM on this important piece of legislation? Why all the secrecy, and why the pressure to fast-track it? Is this just another vehicle to sublimate the power of the American constituency to a global entity? Has Congress become that irrelevant? All these questions deserve answers. The sad fact is that we are likely to receive none. The Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be just one more hindrance to American sovereignty and liberty.
2 Corinthians 4:2 "But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's Word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God."